Edward Michael Supranowicz – Tangent 2c

Edward Michael Supranowicz
Tangent 2c

The artist writes: ‘I have been doing digital paintings and drawings for the last 10 or so years. It is a good fit to my personality and nature, being able to go forward, then back, then back and forward, and not having to worry about wasted canvas. And digital work allows for sharing work with more than one person rather than just one person “owning” a painting. I have been using GIMP because it is open source. My background is in both painting and printmaking, and I do start with a blank electronic canvas each time and build things up as I would in traditional mediums.’

Edward Michael Supranowicz, Tangent 2c, digital image, 2021

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad – The Portal

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad
The Portal

The artist writes: ‘This piece was inspired by an article I read at the beginning of last year’s lockdown, about Venice’s long-polluted canals slowly running clear, turning blue again, teeming with fish in waters so still one could see all the way down to the bottom. With human activity curtailed heavily, the lockdown was certainly a period of healing for nature the world over. In my artwork I have visualized an open portal drawing out the dust and distress of the world. Perhaps when the pandemic that presently ravages us ends, a new era will dawn, one in which humanity will be more in sync with nature. I hope for a better future for us all.
      I have used paper bits, cloth, threads, acrylics, gouache, distress inks and pens for this mixed-media artwork. It has been made on canvas grain paper and is 12”x 9”.’

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, The Portal, mixed media, 2021

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad – The View from My Windows

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad
The View from My Windows

Visual artist Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad writes: ‘I work primarily with acrylics and gouache, and like to paint scenes from everyday life. I find making mixed-media collages meditative and relaxing, and I use a wide variety of paper bits and cloth remnants in my pieces. These two artworks are from a series that I put together during the lockdown, when the windows of my workspace were my only eyes to the world outside. In my mind’s eye, I saw the places I had been to. I found solace in my recollections. The view through the windows in my artworks are places that hold significance for me which I hope to visit again when travel becomes possible. These days at work in my studio, I look to nature for inspiration through open windows.’

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Outside it is Glorious acrylic and gouache with oil pastels and distress inks, 2020


 

Oormila Vijayakrishnan Prahlad, Freedom, acrylic and gouache with oil pastels and distress inks, 2020

Kevin Reid – Pregnant Woman

Kevin Reid
Pregnant Woman

Kevin Reid is a graduate of the University of Dundee with a First Class Honours in English Literature. He has worked as a museum and art gallery assistant and is a qualified librarian and an English Language Teacher. Reid is a creator in various art forms: drawing, painting, poetry, and photography are all mediums he chooses to work with. Self-taught in drawing and painting, he is primarily an outsider in his visual art. In all its forms, his work leans heavily on emotionalism. Communicating and evoking moods, feelings and ideas are primary to his work and Pregnant Woman, one of a kind, is a fine example of this. His drawings have been published in Three Drops from a Cauldron, 2018 and his photography in Wordless (Knives, Forks & Spoons Press, 2013).
 

Kevin Reid, Pregnant Woman, charcoal drawing, 2006

Dianne Kellogg – Ghost Pipes

Dianne Kellogg
Ghost Pipes

Dianne Kellogg studied watercolours with Florian K. Lawton (1921 – 2011), an American visual artist and a realist painter who painted Amish rural life near her home in Northeastern Ohio. His influence informs her eye for detail and interest in the natural world. This artwork of ghost pipes, or Monotropa uniflora as they are known by their Latin classification, was discovered in the undergrowth near her Pennsylvania cabin. In June 2017, she added it to her collection of fungi photos only to find that it was actually flora similar to mistletoe. Kellogg has manipulated the photo taken with a Galaxy VI mobile telephone by using halo and dry brush effects in Adobe Photoshop to create the digital image.

Dianne Kellogg, Ghost Pipes, digital image, 2018

Dianne Kellogg – Old School

Old School
by Dianne Kellogg

Dianne Kellogg is an Ohio native who married a “country boy.” She studied watercolour under Florin Lawton and has worked as a muralist and interior decorator. Other interests included photography and more recently digital art. Below are three examples of historical photographs about education that she has digitally manipulated.

Dianne Kellogg, Graduation, circa 1920, digital image, 2017

 

Dianne Kellogg, Old School, digital image, 2017

 

Dianne Kellogg, Newbury Boys School , circa 1930, digital image, 2017

Yolanda V. Fundora – Images of Music and Flowers

Images of Music and Flowers
by Yolanda V. Fundora

Yolanda V. Fundora is a Cuban-American artist born in Havana and raised in New York City. Her artwork is part of many private and corporate collections including the permanent collection of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Puerto Rico in San Juan. She has designed many series of digital images for books, textiles and other media. For AQ16, Fundora shares two images from her series, A Garden Alphabetized, and two from her book, Toward a Digital Aesthetic which accompany Meryl Stratford’s “Florida’s Oldest Tree” and Alida Woods “The Clearing” poems on their pages in this issue.

 

Yolanda V. Fundora, N, Violin and Mum, digital image, 2015

Yolanda V. Fundora, N, Violin and Mum, digital image, 2015

 

Yolanda V. Fundora, Y, Magnolia and Paisley, digital image, 2015

Yolanda V. Fundora, Y, Magnolia and Paisley, digital image, 2015

Yolanda V. Fundora – Digital Images of War and Peace

Yolanda V. Fundora finds her inspiration off the sidewalks and in the interior spaces of her digital world. She writes: “I’m mostly a visual being with an intense jealousy of the written word. I do what I can to share my physical and internal world through all things digital and occasionally with a pencil or two.”

 

Yolanda V. Fundora, T-Shirt Contest Winnner, digital art, 2015.

Yolanda V. Fundora, T-Shirt Contest Winnner, digital art, 2015.

 

Yolanda V. Fundora, The House Martin Built, digital art, 2015.

Yolanda V. Fundora, The House Martin Built, digital art, 2015.

Yolanda V. Fundora – Bogart on Ocean Drive

Yolanda V. Fundora,  Bogart on Ocean Drive, digital art, 2015

Yolanda V. Fundora, Bogart on Ocean Drive, digital art, 2015

Yolanda V. Fundora – The Lowlands and People at Work

The Lowlands and People at Work
by Yolanda V. Fundora

 

Beer and Soda Man, Brugge © 2014 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

Beer and Soda Man, Bruges, Belgium © 2014 by Yolanda V. Fundora.  All rights reserved.

 

Dutch Street © 2014 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

Uitgezonderd, Bruges, Belgium © 2014 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

 

Fruit Vendor, Pike’s Market, Seattle Washington © 2012 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

Fruit Vendor, Pike Place Market, Seattle, Washington © 2012 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

 

Flower Vendor, Quadrilatero, Bologna, Italy  © 2012  by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.

Flower Vendor, Quadrilatero, Bologna, Italy © 2012 by Yolanda V. Fundora. All rights reserved.